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The Sharks produced a convincing victory over the Bulls last month and have prevailed in three of their last five visits to Johannesburg.
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The Lions lost both of their meetings with the Sharks in the Rainbow Cup SA last term.
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The Lions play their first home game in the URC this season with both of their wins having come on the road at Zebre Parma and the Stormers respectively.
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Sharks 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Jeandre Labuschagne, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche Substitutes: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Jaden Hendrikse, 22 Tito Bonilla, 23 Jeremy Ward
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Lions 15 EW Viljoen, 14, Edwill van der Merwe, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Sibahle 'Rabz' Maxwane, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Ruhan Straeuli, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Pieter Jansen van Vuren, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole Substitutes: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Morgan Naude, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Emmanuel Tshituka, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Matt More, 23, Tiaan Swanepoel
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Hello and welcome to our coverage of the United Rugby Championship match between the Lions and the Sharks from Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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The Lions knock-on after a poor kick gifted them possession deep in the Sharks half.
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KICK OFF: LIONS 0-0 SHARKS
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PENALTY, SHARKS, CHAMBERLAIN, 0-3: Chamberlain strokes it over from 40 metres.
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TRY, LIONS, WARNER, 3-5: The Sharks knock on as they try to exit and Warner is in.
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CONVERSION, LIONS, ZEILINGA, 7-3: Zeilinga converts.
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TRY, LIONS, SIMELANE, 12-3: Simelane's try stands despite appearing to be ahead of the kick in the build-up. Great speed and finishing by Simelane.
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Conversion missed.
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Under pressure from Williams, Warner knocks on and now the Sharks have the attacking scrum feed.
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The Lions have a scrum close to their own 22.
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TRY, SHARKS, FASSI, 12-8: Superb try from the Sharks made by a series of offloads.
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CONVERSION, SHARKS, CHAMBERLAIN, 12-10: Chamberlain makes it a two-point game.
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The Lions could be in but Maxwane has stepped into touch. The Sharks have the lineout on their 22.
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TRY, SHARKS, MAPIMPI, 12-15: Mapimpi scores after the Sharks pounce on a Lions mistake at a lineout.
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Chamberlain just pushes his kick past the uprights.
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The Lions are in but a TMO referral determines that the final pass was forward.
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A relieving scrum-time penalty gets the Sharks out of a sticky situation.
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PENALTY, LIONS, ZEILINGA, 15-15: Zeilinga punishes the Sharks for a silly penalty.
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The Lions set up an attacking lineout.
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PENALTY, LIONS, ZEILINGA, 18-15: Zeilinga knocks over another penalty.
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TRY, SHARKS, VAN VUUREN, 18-20: Van Vuuren goes over at the tail of a rolling maul.
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Chamberlain miskicks and the try is unconverted.
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The Lions now reject a shot at goal.
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The Sharks rip the ball in the tackle and clear but only as far as their own 22.
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TRY, SHARKS, MAPIMPI, 18-25: Mapimpi is away after a great pass from Tapui.
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HALF TIME: LIONS 18-27 SHARKS
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SHARKS, CONVERSION, CHAMBERLAIN, 18-27: Chamberlain slots the conversion.
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Chamberlain restarts the match.
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The Sharks can attack from a scrum just outside the Lions 22.
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PENALTY, SHARKS, CHAMBERLAIN, 18-30: Chamberlain steps up to slot the penalty goa.
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The Sharks nearly get in but Mapimpi is forced into touch in goal.
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The Lions have an attacking lineout.
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TRY, LIONS, SCHOEMAN, 23-30: Schoeman stretches and scores to bring the Lions back within a score.
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CONVERSION, LIONS, ZEILINGA, 25-30: Zeilinga converts.
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TRY, SHARKS, MAPIMPI, 25-35: Mapimpi gathers a hack forward and runs in for a soft try to complete his hat-trick.
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SHARKS, CONVERSION, CHAMBERLAIN, 25-37: Chamberlain slots the conversion.
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PENALTY, SHARKS, BONILLA, 25-40: The replacement flyhalf slots the kick.
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TRY, LIONS, VAN DER MERWE, 30-40: Van der Merwe dives in to score in the corner.
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A dubious call of a high tackle allows the Lions to set up another attack.
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A great kick by Fassi drives the Lions back. They scramble and clear up towards halfway but the Sharks will have the lineout feed.
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TRY, LIONS, VAN DEN BERG, 35-40: Van den Berg snipes and gets over.
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CONVERSION, LIONS, SWANEPOEL, 37-40: We are in for some finish.
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Bonilla kicks dead and the Lions now have an attacking scrum.
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The scrum needs to be reset and tempers fray.
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The Sharks win a vital scrum-time penalty.
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Maxwane spills the high ball and now the Sharks have an attacking scrum feed.
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The Sharks lose the ball forward and we will have another scrum deep in the Lions half.
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LIONS 37-47 SHARKS
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CONVERSION, SHARKS, BONILLA, 37-47: Bonilla adds the two.
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TRY, SHARKS, AM, 37-45: The TMO rules that Am has got over after the chip and chase from Mapimpi.
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TMO checking for a possible try.
Lions
Sharks
5
Tries
5
8' Warner Andre
10' Simelane Wand...
51' Schoeman Ruben
60' Van Der Merwe...
69' Van Den Berg ...
15' Fassi Aphelele
18' Mapimpi Makazole
31' van Vuuren Ke...
39' Mapimpi Makazole
53' Mapimpi Makazole
3
Conversions
3
9' Zeilinga Fred
52' Zeilinga Fred
70' Swanepoel Tiaan
16' Chamberlain B...
40' Chamberlain B...
54' Chamberlain B...
2
Penalties
3
25' Zeilinga Fred
29' Zeilinga Fred
5' Chamberlain Boeta
43' Chamberlain B...
56' Diaz Bonilla ...
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Sithole Sithembiso
Visagie Jaco
Sadie Carlu
Schoeman Ruben
Janse van Vuren P...
Kriel Jaco
Straeuli Ruhan
Horn Francke
Warner Andre
Zeilinga Fred
Maxwane Rabz
Odendaal Burger
Simelane Wandisile
Van Der Merwe Edwill
Viljoen EW
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Nche Ox
van Vuuren Kerron
du Toit Thomas
van Heerden Ruben
Andrews Hyron
Venter James
Labuschagne Jeandre
Buthelezi Phendulani
Williams Grant
Chamberlain Boeta
Mapimpi Makazole
Tapuai Ben
Am Lukhanyo
Nkosi Sibusiso
Fassi Aphelele
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Reserves
8
Botha PJ
Naude Morgan
Dreyer Ruan Martin
Alberts Willem
Tshituka Emmanuel
Van Den Berg Morne
More Matt
Swanepoel Tiaan
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Mbatha Fezokuhle
Mchunu Ntuthukho
Mchunu Khuthuzani
Hugo Reniel
Venter Henco
Hendrikse Jaden
Diaz Bonilla Joaquin
Ward Jeremy